Saturday, September 23, 2006


Dee & Charles Wyly Theater

In a Typical Theather, the front-of-house and back-of-house function imprison the performance chamber.

By re-positioning all support spaces below-house and above-house, the Wyly Theater's chamber is liberated from captivity to engage the city around it. The entire building become one large fly tower, a "theater machine" that eliminates the traditional distinction between stage and auditorium. The resulting vertical building manifests a strong presence in the Arts District despite its relatively modest size.


OMANY is OMA’s New York office. Joshua Prince-Ramus received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with distinction from Yale University and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, where he was the first Araldo Cossutta Fellow and an SOM Fellow. He joined OMA in 1996 and became partner in 2001. In 2001, he founded OMANY in Manhattan, out of which he leads OMA’s U.S. operations. Presently, he is principal-in-charge of the Dee & Charles Wyly Theater in Dallas, Caltech’s, the Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology in Pasadena and Museum Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky. Erez Ella received a Bachelor of Architecture from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He joined OMA’s Rotterdam office in 1999 and OMANY in 2004. In 2005, he became an associate and leads OMANY in collaboration with Prince-Ramus. Currently, he is principal-in-charge of the Dee & Charles Wyly Theater in Dallas and Museum Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky.


Book bought:
Books read:
-Informal--Cecil Balmond
-A+U Magazine Number427--April 2006

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